Dive into a dining adventure at Opry Mills. Aquarium offers sensational seafood in a unique setting – guests dine around a 200,000 gallon tank featuring more than 100 species of colorful, tropical fish including sharks and stingrays. Menu selections range from burgers, chicken, and steaks to seafood platters. After your meal, take home an Under the Sea souvenir from the Treasure Chest Gift Shop. You can also make Aquarium part of your next field trip, birthday party or special event. Reservations are recommended at any time. Call (615) 514-FISH, visit aquariumrestaurants.com or become a fan on Facebook.
Café Lula at the Ryman
116 Fifth Avenue North. (615) 458-8700. Café Lula is now open! Located just outside the Ryman’s main entrance with floor to ceiling glass windows on three sides and a covered patio, Café Lula puts you in the middle of the excitement. The menu features fresh, healthy fare with an emphasis on rotisserie cooking and locally sourced ingredients available for both dine-in and grab-and-go service. Open daily 7 am to 7 pm with extended hours during nighttime Ryman events. ryman.com
Claim Jumper is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering with friends and family. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a vast selection of freshly prepared items including fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, freshly baked pot pie, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and our famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake. Or relax in the saloon to enjoy cocktails and Claim Jumper’s own craft beers. claimjumper.com
Cock of the Walk
2624 Music Valley Drive. 615-889-1930. Themed family Catfish restaurant with servers dressed in period attire! Cornbread flipped table side, in a rustic fun atmosphere. Fixings like coleslaw, beans, greens & skillet made cornbread. We also offer shrimp, chicken, combination platters and a nice selection of steaks. All fried items may be grilled upon request. “Possibly the best catfish in the nation.” – Craig Claiborne, former food critic for the N.Y. Times. Voted Best Catfish Restaurant for last three years running, MS Magazine statewide voting, and “2019 Best Catfish in Nashville” by Foursquare. cockofthewalkrestaurant.com
Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon
121 Third Avenue South. Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon is Nashville’s newest and most exciting 15,000 square foot venue, featuring cold drinks, live music and traditional Southern meat-and-three fare. The Kitchen & Saloon recreates the warmth, hospitality and authenticity of Johnny and June Carter Cash’s home and features many never-before-seen photos that share a glimpse into the simpler, day-to-day life of the superstar. Rustic wooden decor, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, and intricate stained glass windows depicting Cash’s life all help to recreate the welcoming atmosphere that was once offered at Johnny’s own table at his lakeside home just north of Nashville. That experience is now available to all Cash friends and fans alike in the heart of downtown Nashville, right next to the Johnny Cash Museum. Join us today to experience it yourself! jcashkitchen.com
Joe’s Crab Shack
123 Second Avenue South. Joe’s Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the “mainland” that include steak, sandwiches, and chicken. Come eat at Joe’s and be a part of a fun experience! (615) 242-2722, joescrabshack.com
Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater
Nashville’s premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show. Voted Nashville’s #1 Dinner Show, the show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today’s superstars. Many guest stars appear, as Opry Star Jeannie Seely, “The Fiddle Man” Tim Watson, Diana Murrell and others. There is entertainment for the entire family. The Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30p.m. and show time is 6:30p.m. Dinner and show is $39.95, show only is $26. Don’t miss this Nashville tradition. Located at 2416 Music Valley Dr., in Music Valley Village, across the street from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry. Tour groups are welcome. Call 615-885-4747 for reservations or visit the website at www.nashvillenightlife.com.
Nudie’s Honky Tonk
409 Broadway. The world famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway resides in a 100-year-old historic three-story building housing millions of dollars of rare country music memorabilia, costumes, multiple bars, two stages featuring live music and Southern style comfort food for guests. Open 11 am–3 am daily, this attraction features the longest bar in Music City at over 100 feet. nudieshonkytonk.com
Opry Backstage Grill
The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on okra fries, Tennessee corn bread salad, skillet fried chicken, and pit smoked southern barbecue. Delicious seasonal pies are also available as a frozen treat, the home-baked shake! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as after the show. Located across from the Gaylord Opryland Resort at the Radisson Hotel at Opryland. See the menu at oprybackstagegrill.com.
This unique dining concept located in Opry Mills is an adventure through a realistic indoor rainforest with lush foliage, cascading waterfalls and giant aquariums. The menu has Mexican, Italian, Cajun and Caribbean flavors, and ranges from exotic to traditional. The children’s menu will please your little “wild ones”. Don’t forget to stop by the Retail Village for a wide selection of unique souvenirs! Call (615) 514-3000. rainforestcafe.com
Skull’s Rainbow Room
222 Printers Alley. Skull’s Rainbow Room is a tribute to David “Skull” Schulman and the former fine dining establishments of Nashville’s historic Printers Alley. Chef Gannon Leary’s critically acclaimed menu showcases a continental twist on American classics. Premium cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list complement the award winning cuisine. Skull’s pays homage to the entertainment of yesteryear with burlesque and live music nightly. Etta James, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Lee Lewis, and comedian Andy Griffith have all graced the original checker-board stage. skullsrainbowroom.com
The Smiling Elephant
2213 8th Avenue South. Healthy Thai food cooked with olive oil and no MSG. Specialty of the house is Pad Thai. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday. Open for dinner Sat. For more information, call (615) 891-4488 or see thesmilingelephant.com.
Two Twenty • Two Grill and Catering
222 Fifth Avenue South, in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Serving Southern comfort food with a twist, made from fresh, mostly local foods. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, both with great views of downtown. Open Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2:30 pm. Two Twenty • Two 2Go offers soups, salads, sandwiches, bakery items and beverages seven days a week from 9 am-5 pm. The 2Go bar accepts orders by phone and fax. Call (615) 291-6759 or fax (615) 291-6761.